Flu vaccination linked to lower cardiovascular risk

August 29, 2014

A flu shot is the surest way to avoid the flu, but did you know it may also prevent you from having a heart attack or stroke?

A 2013 study by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) concluded that “the use of influenza vaccine was associated with a lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events.” The study was especially favorable for the already at-risk population, as the “greatest treatment effect was seen among the highest-risk patients with more active coronary disease.”

For more details on JAMA’s findings, please click here.

If you would like more information regarding seasonal flu vaccination or would like to schedule a program at your organization, please click here to get in touch with Affiliated Physicians. Please also click here if you are interested in a Biometric Screening program.

Affiliated Physicians is a national provider of corporate health services including on-site flu vaccinations and wellness screenings.

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